Academic & Government

From Web of Science backfiles, more than a century of influenza research

The year 2018 marks a grim anniversary: 100 years ago, the world was in the throes of an insidiously communicable affliction that, by some estimates, infected a third of the planet’s population, or upwards of 500 million people. Of those, at least 50 million perished before the outbreak suddenly abated. The influenza pandemic of 1918-19 […]

New Hot Papers from the March update of Essential Science Indicators

New Hot Papers are papers published in the past two years that are in the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) for their field and publication period in Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics. For the sixth bimonthly update of 2017, which was published in January and covers 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2017, […]

Editors’ guide to finding peer reviewers

Need help finding peer reviewers who are reliable and motivated? Read Publons’ comprehensive guide for editors. We provide tips, advice, and the latest technology to find journal reviewers and avoid peer review fraud in today’s publish or perish culture. Solutions for finding journal reviewers (at a glance): Recognize your peer reviewers Enhance review transparency at your journal […]

Evaluating collaborations and research excellence at Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a public, autonomous university in Singapore. In 2016, NTU celebrated its 25th anniversary. In order to support and cultivate a culture of excellence, the NTU Research Support Office (RSO), headed by Professor Michael Khor, was established to facilitate and coordinate the numerous research programs, initiatives, and activities that are available […]

Altmetrics and Citation Analysis: Using Web of Science to examine the correlation

A recent post introduced a survey examining mentions of Clarivate Analytics Web of Science in the scientific literature. The papers culled for the survey – numbering nearly 20,000 – primarily derived from the fields of scientometrics or bibliometrics. That is, the selected papers examined, in some aspect, the dimensions and dynamics of research itself. Here, […]

Fast-Breaking Papers: The development of metallic hydrogen

The article “Observation of the Wigner-Huntington Transition to Metallic Hydrogen” (Science 355 [6326]: 715-718, 17 February 2017) was recently named a Fast-Breaking Paper for Physics in Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics. Currently in Essential Science Indicators, this paper holds Highly Cited Paper status. In the Web of Science, it shows 42 citations. Below, co-author Isaac Silvera talks […]

For 2018, Europe’s top 100 most innovative universities

Using data from Clarivate Analytics, Reuters has updated its annual presentation of the world’s most innovative institutions. This installment covers European universities. The new listing of Europe’s top 100, like the rankings in each of the two previous years, is based on publication and patent figures supplied by Clarivate. These data points specify the institutions […]

Now that you mention it : The Web of Science in the study of science

The Web of Science traces its roots back more than a half-century, to when Dr. Eugene Garfield, information scientist and founder of the company that ultimately became Clarivate Analytics, oversaw the release of the Science Citation Index (SCI) in 1964. The first-ever such index, the SCI duly expanded from its original print edition to its […]

Journal analysis: More than just Impact Factor

Although Journal Impact Factor is perhaps the best-known metric provided by Clarivate Analytics, it is only one of several available indicators for assessing journal performance and influence. Here, I use the benchmarking tool InCites, built on the Web of Science foundation, to highlight other indicators that may be of interest to users. To examine journal […]